This continuing education program is accredited and can be taken for either CE accreditation or general learning.  If taken for credit, this course provides one contact hour for nurses (California Board of Nursing), RTs (American Association of Respiratory Care), EMS professionals (CAPCE), and CRNAs (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, B Credit).

Learning objectives

In this course, we will:

  • Describe the goals of sedation management during all phases of the patient receiving mechanical ventilation.
  • Apply concepts of patient targeted sedation protocols, use of sedation scales, and adjunctive measures in planning care.
  • Describe the adverse effects of interrupted sleep, deep sedation, and delirium on the patient receiving sedation, and mechanical ventilation.